The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 834 821 855
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +34
Permanent jobs citing MOS 46 68 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.065% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.24% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 34 53 30
Average salary £26,500 £28,500 £31,040
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.01% -8.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £45,000 £33,100
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,500 £28,540
% change year-on-year
-12.72% -3.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 45 £28,000 -1.75% 8
London +7 17 £33,500 -6.29% 2
Leeds +8 8 £24,000 -15.78% 1
North West 0 8 - - 1
City of London -3 8 £31,500 -13.10%
West Yorkshire -4 8 £24,000 -15.78% 1
Manchester -7 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -10 8 £24,000 -15.78% 1
South East -57 5 £34,250 +29.24%
East Midlands - 5 £22,000 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £22,000 - 1
Northampton - 5 £22,000 - 1
Surrey -22 4 £34,250 +48.91%
West Midlands -9 2 £25,000 +2.04%
Glasgow +9 1 £22,500 - 1
Scotland +4 1 £22,500 - 1
Berkshire -10 1 £28,000 -37.77%
Birmingham -14 1 £25,000 +2.04%
Maidenhead - 1 £28,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £38,500 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 85 (68.00%) MS Office
2 80 (64.00%) Windows
2 80 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 72 (57.60%) ITIL
4 58 (46.40%) Windows 7
5 51 (40.80%) Law
6 47 (37.60%) MS Excel
7 41 (32.80%) MCP
8 39 (31.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (24.00%) Active Directory
10 28 (22.40%) Legal
11 20 (16.00%) MCDST
12 19 (15.20%) E-Learning
13 18 (14.40%) SharePoint
14 17 (13.60%) MS Exchange
14 17 (13.60%) SLA
14 17 (13.60%) MS PowerPoint
15 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (12.80%) LAN
15 16 (12.80%) WAN
15 16 (12.80%) ISO 9001
15 16 (12.80%) Blackberry
16 15 (12.00%) Windows XP
16 15 (12.00%) MCSE
16 15 (12.00%) MCSA
16 15 (12.00%) HND
16 15 (12.00%) Coaching
16 15 (12.00%) ITIL V3
17 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
17 14 (11.20%) Citrix

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (14.40%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.60%) MS Exchange
3 13 (10.40%) Lync
4 7 (5.60%) WorkSite
5 5 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.40%) Moodle
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 85 (68.00%) MS Office
2 47 (37.60%) MS Excel
3 17 (13.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (7.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (3.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.80%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.80%) LAN
1 16 (12.80%) WAN
2 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.20%) DHCP
4 8 (6.40%) VPN
5 7 (5.60%) VoIP
5 7 (5.60%) Ethernet
6 6 (4.80%) DNS
7 5 (4.00%) Internet
8 4 (3.20%) Firewall
8 4 (3.20%) ADSL
8 4 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.20%) FWSM
9 3 (2.40%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.40%) NAS
9 3 (2.40%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.40%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.60%) SHDSL
10 2 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.40%) MySQL
General
1 51 (40.80%) Law
2 28 (22.40%) Legal
3 14 (11.20%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.00%) Finance
5 4 (3.20%) Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (42.40%) Analyst
2 36 (28.80%) Trainer
3 35 (28.00%) Support Analyst
4 33 (26.40%) Service Analyst
4 33 (26.40%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (25.60%) IT Trainer
6 23 (18.40%) Team Leader
6 23 (18.40%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 9 (7.20%) Technical Support Analyst
7 9 (7.20%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (7.20%) Technical Support
7 9 (7.20%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.40%) Technical Team Leader
9 7 (5.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (5.60%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.00%) Support Engineer
12 4 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.20%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) HTML
2 1 (0.80%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) E-Learning
2 16 (12.80%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.40%) Life Science
4 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.40%) CCTV
5 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) CMDB
5 2 (1.60%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.80%) iPad
6 1 (0.80%) Kindle
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) iPhone
6 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.80%) Statistics
6 1 (0.80%) AS400
6 1 (0.80%) VLE
6 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (64.00%) Windows
2 58 (46.40%) Windows 7
3 15 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.40%) Linux
4 8 (6.40%) UNIX
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.40%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.60%) Android
8 2 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (57.60%) ITIL
2 15 (12.00%) ITIL V3
2 15 (12.00%) Coaching
3 13 (10.40%) Incident Management
3 13 (10.40%) Service Desk Management
4 12 (9.60%) Service Delivery
5 11 (8.80%) Document Management
6 8 (6.40%) Service Management
6 8 (6.40%) CRM
7 7 (5.60%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.00%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.20%) Content Management
10 3 (2.40%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.40%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.60%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.60%) Time Management
11 2 (1.60%) Practice Management
11 2 (1.60%) Validation
11 2 (1.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.20%) SQL
2 5 (4.00%) C
3 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (32.80%) MCP
2 39 (31.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (16.00%) MCDST
4 15 (12.00%) HND
4 15 (12.00%) MCSE
4 15 (12.00%) MCSA
5 14 (11.20%) A+ Certification
6 9 (7.20%) MCITP
7 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.60%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (3.20%) Degree
9 4 (3.20%) CCNA
9 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.60%) MCT
11 1 (0.80%) MCTS
11 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) SLA
2 16 (12.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.60%) Firmware
4 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (2.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 80 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Citrix
3 11 (8.80%) Cisco
4 10 (8.00%) Apple
5 9 (7.20%) Adobe
6 7 (5.60%) HP
6 7 (5.60%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.60%) Reuters
6 7 (5.60%) F5
7 6 (4.80%) VMware
7 6 (4.80%) Bloomberg
8 5 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 4 (3.20%) Remedy
9 4 (3.20%) Sophos
9 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.20%) Juniper
9 4 (3.20%) BMC
9 4 (3.20%) Oracle
10 3 (2.40%) Nokia
10 3 (2.40%) Symantec
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